Peter Howard recognised in Australia Day Honour list
“The only thing is that I am amazed that Peter’s contributions to various Industry and tourism sectors have not been recognised before this,” said HTN CEO Michael Bennett.
“However the recognition has come and we congratulate Peter and say well done.”
Howard has been involved in the hospitality industry for nearly fifty years, with the Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship a major feature of HTN’s calendar for nearly two decades.
HTN continues to service that award that sees a winning HTN apprentice chef go for work experience wherever they want in the world with return airfares and $5000 for expenses.
Howard said he was shocked when the initial letter arrived informing him that he was being considered.
“I am humbled to be there with them just as I am humbled to be granted this great honour of being named in the Order of Australia,” he said.
“I guess it is when this recognition comes from out of nowhere for doing what I always loved doing, I am humbled and naturally I accept the honour for the work I have done over the 33 years in the food and wine media and for nearly five decades of being involved, in many aspects, in the hospitality industry.”